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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2013, 05:36:36 PM »

Woo, we got our 5. Not the ones we originally set out to buy, but we're happy with our acquisitions nonetheless.

GCh. Edinburgh (Slew O'Scots x Cigarette - Cigar) was top of our list after his sire retired this spring. Unfortunately he's been languishing with FF as his owner for quite some time, but as a 3-5yo he did quite well on the track, winning 8 stakes races from 6 to 9 1/2 furlongs. We're excited to retire him to the breeding shed in January. $900,500

NCh. Nightshade (Worth My While x Fleur de Lis - Created) was next up. We own her yearling daughter by Highland Magic, and have been watching 3yo Nighttime Strider's impressive career with interest. When we realised we only have a pair of colts by Worth My While, we decided this mare would be an excellent addition to the broodmare band. She's in foal to Harvard Bound for 2018. $755,500

Ch. Debatable Move (What's Debatable x Move Boldly - Easy Street) was our third choice. We do own a few mares by this sire, but they're all young. This mare is already proven with a MSW and SW from her first two foals to race. Her 2yo is lightly raced but placed thus far. She's in foal to Deep Impact for 2018, which should be a very interesting cross. $100,500

Always In Trouble (Citation x Always Be Mine - Created) was on our list because we don't own anything by this sire. She was stakes placed on the track herself, and her 2yo filly (by Giant's Causeway) is a stakes winner already. We're hoping that bodes well for her future foals, including the 2018 one by The Fighting Fifty. $60,500

Faux Finish (Nightfight x Perchance to Dream - Rainbow Quest) was bought for her damline. We own her dam and her big sister (4yo Claire de Lune, by Highland Laird), and were happy to pick up another filly from this family. $350,000

Good luck to the new owners of Stillwater ponies Chasingromance, Showmethemagic, and Brighid (and Stillwater-bred Highland Star). There's still a very well-bred MSP mare available (Irish River x Black Flames).
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2013, 06:05:25 PM »

Always In Trouble (Citation x Always Be Mine - Created) was on our list because we don't own anything by this sire. She was stakes placed on the track herself, and her 2yo filly (by Giant's Causeway) is a stakes winner already. We're hoping that bodes well for her future foals, including the 2018 one by The Fighting Fifty. $60,500

Great that she's not FF-owned anymore! I would want her myself but her filly Ch. Iyaiyai is just perfect representative of her line at Clicker Lab.
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »

Well, we couldn't resist. Spotted one more to take home, and got her quite cheaply ($25k).

La Gordita is a 3yo filly by our stud Take Me Away out of an unraced created mare named High N Fancy. She's a bit of a gamble as a result, but she's been pretty consistent under FF ownership. Plus we own 9 colts from TMA and 0 fillies, so we had to rectify that. ;)
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 03:29:20 PM »

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Faux Finish (Nightfight x Perchance to Dream - Rainbow Quest) was bought for her damline. We own her dam and her big sister (4yo Claire de Lune, by Highland Laird), and were happy to pick up another filly from this family. $350,000

Good luck with your Nightfight filly.  I had my eye on her for awhile but real life got in the way of the auction. 
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 04:47:09 PM »

Added two more, glad the limit was raised as I was quite torn between my original "afterthoughts" and these two.

I didn't really need another brood but liked the look of Early Tide (create). She's a 9yo MSW and millionaire. Career highlight was winning the Grade 1 Caulfield Cup. She holds three speed records on turf and will hopefully be a nice match for Blue Smoke (and Quarren when he retires). She's in foal to Yes It's Paddy. Cost $101,000.

Our final purchase was a previously unnamed weanling by our resident stud Blue Smoke. We bought Blue Smoke after his first season at stud so don't have any of his first crop. Big Smoke is a March baby out of Seek For Gold (half-sister to Gunningdownromance). She's not produced anything amazing yet but he should be fun to play with while we wait for his homebred paternal half siblings. Cost $25000.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013, 08:28:22 PM »

We are still winning in one more auction, but will have to wait at least 9 1/2 hours to find out whether we win.

Early this morning, we gave up on our #1 choice, Fool's Kiss (FFCh. Foolhardy (P) x Ch. Kiss of Indy) when the bidding went over $300k.

We were outbid in the above auction and decided that we really wanted Fool's Kiss (we had leased her for a number of months back in 2013 and she had 3 wins and a 3rd in 4 starts for us, including 1 G1W). We increased our bid for her and ended up winning her for $350,500.

When Shanthi increased the limit of horses we were allowed to purchase, we added two more weanlings to our stable:-
An unnamed 12.1h dk.b.f. by one of our sires GCh. Tottenham Hotspur out of Ch. Legend Jumper. She has been named 1961 Double Team - $25,000, and,
A 13.1h dk.b.c. by another one of our sires ICh. Magic Glory (G) out of Back North (S) - $100,000. His original name was Celliwig but this has been changed to Aurora Borealis.

All-in-all, we ended up with 7 new horses for $626k and are very satisfied.
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2013, 06:12:34 AM »

I couldn't resist - I went back for more.   ::)

Two more lovely ladies joined us:

Ch. Ruth Sage - a stakes placed created broodmare, not in foal...however, she earned a speed record over 9f dirt and had her best year at age 3, two things I aim to breed for.  I'm hoping she'll make a nice addition to the broodie team.

Magic Feather is an unplaced 3YO who I hope to get sorted out.  Her dam (Long Shot) is an ICh. by Gimme A Shot out of the platinum/reine-de-course mare, Patriot Games.  Her sire is the silver-rated Must Be Magic.  She caught my attention with her pedigree, but what sold me was the potential: she has only had one start this year, and even her ICh. dam never landed in the money at age 2.  We are getting her into training immediately in hopes of figuring out what makes her tick.
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 10:19:39 PM »

Pretty decent haul for way less than we expected to pay.


Nightcross will join her older sister Nighttime Strider on the Hill. We were hoping to snag Nightshade, but she was priced way out of our range. We're hoping that Nightcross can make back her purchase price both on the track and in the shed. While we have quite a few Cross Roads mares, we don't have much by Magic Cross so it was time to fix that oversight.

Barton's Prince comes from the Lady Barton/First Lady dam line, making him a relative of NCh. Government Secret and NCh. The First. His 1/2 brother Ch. Better Loosen Up is a multi-Gr.1 winner under FF management.

Flying Phantom is a 3yo filly by Take Me Away out of Emberinthefire (G). She is 1/2 to Ch. Embrella. Her granddam is NCh. Burning Ember, so we have high hopes for her. She's been out once, and we're excited to see how she does.
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 02:41:58 AM »

Well I need money so put 2 of my best bred ones in and sold my colt Magnus to the grey stable,Congrats and  hope he does well for you and hope to see him studifed one day!  No bites on my rare bloodline filly.

I did end up picking  up 2 for $25 k each

Vast Park a 2yo Unraced filly by Dark Continent our of Anaton Park both have nice records and she peaked my interest

And formerly unnamed colt  Perfect Saint by Call To War out of Sumday Saint she had some speed records and he's producing some nice foals so we will see how he does .
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2013, 02:33:21 PM »

I can't remember that I've ever actually participated in the Select Auction, largely due to a lack of funds.  I went in this year with a limit and a few on the wish list.  Came away with several of them, though Edinburgh went out of my price range pretty quickly.  I'd have bid higher on him, but wanted more than one horse. 

I definitely wanted to have a second stallion in house, so once Edinburgh was off the table, I bid on ICh. Almost Precious.  He had a better-than-decent time on the track, winning 10 stakes (including 4 GI's on the turf).  His first crop are yearlings, so I'm excited to see how they perform in the new year.  Unfortunately, I don't have any of his babies in my barn yet!  He'll likely be standing for $5k or $7.5k next season.  Bought for $260,500.

I almost missed one of the horses I've been hoping to get my hands on for a while!  Ch. Jet Setting Jane was owned by a Color War team I was on years ago (and I submitted her pedigree, when that was still an option).  She did passably well in stakes company as a 3yo, but didn't race much after that.  Though not currently in foal, she's only 8 and will hopefully be with us for years to come.  Brought her home for $25,000.

Ch. Highland Glory was a somewhat sentimental purchase.  I've been a sucker for Highland Pride babies since I acquired NCh. Fleet Pride during my first years playing FF.  He was the first racehorse to earn Coleman Branch a good deal of money and is spending his golden years on our back forty.  Glory is a big girl, at 17 hands.  She's relatively young and came in foal to Dixie Time.  She's Rogue/Worth, and there's no denying the success of that cross.  $30,000 snagged her.

The second most expensive purchase was a Silver-ranked broodmare, Ready Set Go.  She has interesting lines (1/2 to several Ch.-ranked horses) and a stakes winner from 3 foals to race.  (2/3 winners).  Winning bid was $40,000.

With an already-sizable yearling crop, I didn't plan to buy any.  However, an A.P. Indy colt caught my eye.  His dam, Pulitzer, is unproven though stakes placed, but the colt himself is 3/4 sib to a couple nice horses.  Formerly unnamed, he is now Perry White.  $25,000.

A last-minute addition after the horse limit was increased, Zip It Up came home for $15,000.  He's an unraced 2yo, but looks promising as both mom and dad were stakes winners on dirt. 



 
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2013, 03:30:59 PM »

No bites on my rare bloodline filly.

Grace,

I have already got my (increased) limit in this Auction but, if Shanthi doesn't increase the limit again (with 1 1/2 days left, there are still 50+ unsold, although 3 of these should go within the next 30 minutes or so), I might be interested in buying her, depending on what you are asking for her.
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2013, 07:40:00 PM »

As Shanthi increased the limit on how many horses we could buy, we added three more to our number.

We bought Graceful Cat, a weanling by ICh. Alley Cat (B) out of Charlene (B). She had been consigned by Iron Spur and seemed to have interesting breeding - $150k. Her name has been changed to Chunky.

Because we have six stallions currently at our farm and have four more horses stud-qualified which will be probably added for next year (two of them might be put up for Sale at the end of this year), we decided to add a couple more Broodmares to our numbers.

Alydar's Frolic, by Alydar (S) out of Slew o' Frolics (S). Both of her parents are Silver-Ranked and she herself is Bronze - $50k.
Ch. Trafalgar, by NCh. Fleet Street (S) out of Stellar Event (B) - $50k.

Both of the Broodmares are 10yo, so we should be able to get at least 7 more years out of them, and they both came in foal for next year.

Overall, we ended up with 10 new additions (3 Broodmares, 3 unraced 3yo racehorses, and 4 weanlings) at a total cost of $876k.
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2013, 04:59:53 AM »

I hope she does well for you so far there haven been any duds from her lines (Charlene)
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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2013, 05:04:04 PM »

I caved and went back for one more.

La Infernale, purchased unnamed, was an unplanned purchase but her dam caught my eye. She's by Octagonal, who has managed 63% winners despite his oldest crop only being 3, and who sadly retired after just 4 crops. She's out of MSW Ch. Golden Fiddle, whose oldest foal is 3 but already SP while being FF owned. Golden Fiddle is a half-sister to 3 MSW's including Seattle's Sunrise whose oldest foal is also 3 and SP. Golden Fiddle's dam, Devil's Wench, is by Resident Evil (G) which really caught our eye. We got her for $25,000.
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« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2013, 09:48:05 PM »

I snagged one more promising yearling filly by going back for one final look...

Walking On Air is a grey filly by the Australia-based Express Yourself. Since he is so far from home, I don't have many homebreds by him, giving me reason to consider her. But it was her dam that convinced me. She is created, without title...but she's a G1 winner who set 3 speed records (9.5,9.5, and 12f over both dirt and turf). She didn't run at 2, but had her strongest year at 3. Basically, she's just what I like. Here's hoping WOA inherited the talent from BOTH sides of her pedigree!
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